HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK
The Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others. Each participant's program is tailor-made to reflect the individual's abilities and interests.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is widely recognised by employers and education providers. Benefits to young people include developing self-confidence and self reliance; gaining a sense of achievement and responsibility; discovering new skills; interests and talents and development leadership skills. They can also discover exciting opportunities; make new friends; experience teamwork; problem solving and decision-making; increase their motivation; enhance their self esteem and develop their communication skills.
The programme is designed for youth, generally from a disadvantaged background, with most being culturally and linguistically diverse, who have demonstrated the potential to succeed. It is based on a problem solving model which endeavours to empower them with the skills, networks and resources to identify the challenges that they may encounter and the methods to meet those challenges. The program consists of various workshops, activities and an adventure journey camp. At the completion participants are accredited with SACE units in Community studies, a Duke of Edinburgh Award, a concepts of food Safety Award and a Senior First Aid Award.
The program commences in the second school term and is completed in the third school term.
For more information, visit the website: dukeofed.com.au